An early morning drive north, the sky emerging from the blue-black night, stars still visible. The first day of March brought sunshine, blue skies and dry roads after a long stretch of stormy, snowy and icy days. The winds died down and the still cold temperatures were almost warm to the touch. A welcome, small breath of spring, even with lots of winter weather still to come.
A frozen Lake Champlain sparkled in the sunshine, ferry boats quiet, frozen in the icy waters, patiently waiting. The day warm enough to walk the paths along the waterfront, soak up a little sunshine and some wide-open space. And to take a peek under the lake at ECHO.
Inside at the Champlain Fairgrounds in Essex Junction, spring was blooming. An industrial, concrete space was being transformed into a garden. A much-needed fantasy for those of us who live in the north, even if just for a weekend, indoors.
Just a day trip. The drive south, sun setting, day turning to twilight, then night again, starry, clear, crisp and very cold.
Spring – still more hope than reality. A day outing on the road a much needed cure for a touch of cabin fever.
hmmmm seems like early spring after all!
At least it seems like early spring this year! But you never know here in VT. Winter could still return – I have not taken my snow tires off yet. 🙂